Granton Waterfront is described by the council as a ‘necklace’ of coastal communities from Cramond in the west to Portobello in the east. It is one of Scotland’s largest brownfield sites set on a dramatic urban coastal green space.
The Council’s goal is to create sustainable growth and help Edinburgh become a greener, fairer economy. They say that Granton Waterfront will be the blueprint in urban development and regeneration for Scotland. High quality design and place-making principles have been used to develop a framework for how Granton could look in the future.
So far the Council has invested over £250 million in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Their plan is to deliver
around 3,500 new net zero carbon homes
business start- up space and commercial opportunities
Europe’s largest coastal park through creating new and enhanced green spaces
creative arts, culture and leisure space
key services including a school and health centre.